Khaleel Ahmed (born 5 December 1997) is an Indian cricketer. He made his debut for the national team in September 2018.
|Full name||Khaleel Khursheed Ahmed|
|Born||5 December 1997 (age 24)
Tonk, Rajasthan, India
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|National side||India (2018–present)|
|ODI debut (cap 222)||18 September 2018 v Hong Kong|
|Last ODI||14 August 2019 v West Indies|
|T20I debut (cap 77)||4 November 2018 v West Indies|
|Last T20I||10 November 2019 v Bangladesh|
|Domestic team information|
|2018–present||Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 27)|
Early life and background
Khaleel’s father was Khursheed Ahmed, a nurse in a village near the small town of Tonk. His parents wanted him to become a doctor, and were reluctant to let him join a cricket academy.
He made his Twenty20 debut for Rajasthan in the 2016–17 Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament on 5 February 2017. Prior to his Twenty20 debut, he was part of India’s squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He made his first-class debut for Rajasthan in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2017.
In January 2018, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL auction.
He made his List A debut for Rajasthan in the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 5 February 2018.
In September 2018, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) squad for the 2018 Asia Cup. He made his ODI debut for India against Hong Kong on 18 September 2018.
In October 2018, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against the West Indies. He made his (T20I) debut for India against the West Indies on 4 November 2018.
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